With an address in Appleton, Wisconsin, The Bridges of Appleton is one of six facilities in the city. This nursing home proved to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of C. You could certainly do worse than this place. Finally, we wanted to make sure you are aware that there was an ownership change at this facility in the last 12 months. We will follow their performance over the next year to determine whether any adjustments to their grades are necessary.

Please note our records indicate that The Bridges of Appleton has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.

Additional Details:

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
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Historical

To go along with its decent overall score, we gave this facility an A for our inspections rating. This grade is far better than its overall score. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

We also wanted to note that this facility earned an B in our nursing category. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as good measures of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

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The third most favorable category we awarded this facility in any category came in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a C. Long-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's volume of nursing care. This means a vast range of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 98.107254 percent of its patients. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.71 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
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Switching gears to the fourth area, this nursing home was given a decent short-term care score of C. Short-term care grades are commonly used to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 42.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

The Bridges of Appleton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A+
2.45%
State
B+
5.64%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Provider
B-
3.79%
State
B
3.54%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
B-
2.88%
State
B
2.92%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A-
9.7%
State
B+
12.1%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
A
10.6%
State
B+
15.28%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
D
13.07%
State
B
5.26%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
B
97.8%
State
B
93.65%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A-
11.74%
State
B+
13.53%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B
17.54%
State
B
18.07%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Provider
B
1.56
State
B+
1.35
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
17.54
State
B
18.07
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
F
27.6
State
B-
12.26
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.

Provider
A-
77.24%
State
B+
74.45%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Thedacare Regional Medical Center - Appleton Inc 0.72 mi
1818 N Meade St Appleton Wisconsin 54911
(920) 731-4101
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Ascension Ne Wisconsin - St Elizabeth Campus 2.83 mi
1506 S Oneida St Appleton Wisconsin 54915
(920) 738-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Thedacare Regional Medical Center - Neenah Inc 7.5 mi
130 2nd St Neenah Wisconsin 54956
(920) 729-3100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin Fox Valley 7.5 mi
130 Second St Neenah Wisconsin 54956
(920) 969-7900
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Thedacare Medical Center New London 17.82 mi
1405 Mill St New London Wisconsin 54961
(920) 531-2000
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc Dialysis - Appleton 0.57 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 19
2701 N Oneida St, Ste E Appleton Wisconsin 54911
(920) 997-8600
Fmc - Kaukauna 6.79 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2259 Progress Way Kaukauna Wisconsin 54130
(920) 759-4540
Fmc - Neenah 7.51 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
300 N Commercial St, Ste 100 Neenah Wisconsin 54956
(920) 725-7861
Davita - Oshkosh Dialysis 19.71 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
Dialysis Unit 855 North Westhaven Drive Oshkosh Wisconsin 54904
(920) 303-0650